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  • Selling Your Home? Here Are Some Helpful Tips to Add and Value and Appeal

    Selling your home? Here are a few tips that will help you add appeal and value to your home.
  • Seven Ways to Fight Mold - And Win

    In Florida, mold is something we all will encounter sooner or late. How can you keep mold from taking over your sanctuary? And if it has, how can you eradicate it? These tips will help maintain a healthy home.
  • Win the Backyard Battle: A Guide to Controlling Whiteflies

    Homeowners work hard to build their perfect backyard oasis (or front yard retreat). Here in Florida, there is a formidable enemy working just as hard as you to undo it all.
  • Landscape Basics: Getting the Most Out of Your Landscape Design

    Trees are an essential and invaluable part of the environment. They provide oxygen, improve air quality, add character to landscaping, increase curb appeal and property values.
  • Nine Essential Facts About Conflicts of Interest

    Conflict of interest can be a real threat to your association. Learning how to recognize and avoid conflicts of interest can go a long way toward ensuring the strength and stability of your community.
  • Understanding the Fair Housing Act - Homeowners Association

    All associations are subject to the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and its antidiscrimination provisions. Stay informed to identify the ways you could be exposed to claims of discrimination.
  • Communicating Your Association Budget

    Budgeting is the time for making tough decisions for how your association spends its money, and sometimes those decisions can, unfortunately, lead to contention. Clear communication about the association budget should be provided to all homeowners throughout the year to help solve problems before they begin and smoothly pave the way for needed changes.
  • Creating Condo and HOA Policies That Make Sense

    It’s a common problem that many condo and homeowners’ associations (HOAs) face: rules that simply don’t work as they were intended. Sometimes it’s because they are enforced inconsistently or aren’t enforced at all. Other times it’s because they go too far. At their worst, poorly instituted HOA policies can even cause neighborhood discord.
  • Does Your Association Have A Plan For Fostering A Sense Of Community?

    Humans are social creatures with a deep-seated yearning for connection and community. This is particularly evident in a condo association or HOA, where a strong sense of community can be the difference between long-standing residency and high turnover.
  • Five Steps to Running More Effective HOA Board Meetings

    One of the most challenging aspects of being on the board of your homeowners association (HOA) can be running board meetings. It’s not always easy to keep everyone tuned into the business at hand. In addition, you have to manage the inevitable disagreements among board members. How do you keep these meetings running smoothly?
  • Planning Your High-Rise Maintenance and Capital Improvements

    Your association should never have to rely on a special assessment for a capital expense that could have been foreseen – or even prevented. Here are five tips to keep your Chicago high-rise condominium association's budget in the black and keep up with maintenance and capital improvements.
  • The Six Secrets to Building Your HOA’s Volunteer Pool

    Whether you’re on the board of a single-family homeowners association (HOA) or a high-rise condo association, your community depends on volunteers to operate successfully. However, finding residents who are willing to be on your board of directors, join a committee or help at an event can be challenging.
  • Email Communication

    You may be unaware that you are opening up all of your emails to scrutiny. When using a personal or work email address to conduct association business, there is a potential liability involved.
  • How Can My Association Fund Capital Improvements?

    Nothing lasts forever…and when it comes time to replace your high-rise roof, community pool or to add new amenities, your association will need to determine how to pay for it. All of these things – significant repairs and replacements, as well as new construction – are considered capital improvements.
  • How Can My Association Increase its Capital Improvement Budget?

    Nothing lasts forever…and when it comes time to replace your high-rise roof, community pool or to add new amenities, your association will need to determine how to pay for it. All of these things – significant repairs and replacements, as well as new construction – are considered capital improvements.
  • Does Your HOA Have A Plan For Fostering A Sense Of Community?

    Humans are social creatures with a deep-seated yearning for connection and community. This is particularly evident in an HOA, where a strong sense of community can be the difference between long-standing residency and high turnover.
  • Five Steps to Better HOA Board Meetings

    One of the most challenging aspects of being on the board of your homeowners association (HOA) can be running board meetings. It’s not always easy to keep everyone tuned into the business at hand. In addition, you have to manage the inevitable disagreements among board members. How do you keep these meetings running smoothly?
  • Getting Your Building’s Spring Cleaning Started

    The spring season is a time for renewal and a fresh look, so being able to properly landscape around the building is of utmost importance.
  • How to Establish Sensible HOA Policies

    Rules and regulations are important in any homeowners association (HOA). But when they aren’t enforced, are enforced inconsistently, or go a bit too far, they can create resentment and put your HOA at risk.
  • Smart Financial Planning

    Safeguarding an association’s operating and reserve funds is one of the main fiduciary duties of all board members, not just the treasurer. This means that boards must protect the financial interests of the association and its members by making sure all funds are properly managed, invested and protected.
  • The Do’s & Don’ts of Board Communication

    The tips in this quick reference guide will help your board communicate better with residents in your community association.
  • The Six Secrets to Building Your HOA’s Volunteer Pool

    Whether you’re on the board of a single-family homeowners association (HOA) or a high-rise condo association, your community depends on volunteers to operate successfully. However, finding residents who are willing to be on your board of directors, join a committee or help at an event can be challenging.
  • True Financial Stability

    A strong, healthy association requires every facet of property management to work in sync toward one common goal...true financial stability.
  • Understanding Community Association Reserves and Reserve Studies

    One of the most important responsibilities your community's board of directors faces is effectively planning for major common-area repairs and replacements. Whether a costly expenditure is needed in a few years or not for 20, it’s the board’s fiduciary duty to make sure your community association has adequate funds when the time comes. That’s where reserve funds come into play.
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